I mostly focus on Ezinearticles.com since they drive the most traffic with the least amount of work (don't need to Socialbookmark/ping or anything).
This is the lazy way to get traffic and sales if you don't want to spend hours and hours researching keywords/niches etc.
Remember just get out there and do it.
YOU SHOULD SPEND THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME ON THIS STEP ->
Find a group of people with a desperate problem they need solving. I personally like to stick with the basics, for me it's either going to be (Love, Health or Wealth). Pick one you have some knowledge in already. For example, if your ex husband have cheated on you in the past, you might want to go the catch a spouse cheating route. OR if you are happily married, you can try the how to get your ex back niche, because you clearly KNOW the secret to a happy relationship (get it?)
Or, if you've lost weight and you know exactly how you did it, find a weight loss program that fits as close as possible with what you did.
You can also just look on the first page of Ezinearticles.com and checkout the most recently approved articles for ideas.
Just don't spend forever on this step.
Step 2. Go to Ezinearticles.com, look at the type of articles already out there within the niche you've picked. Scroll down the list of articles and check the Author names. See what names are coming up a LOT!
We're going to steal their ideas cos they clearly know what they're doing more than we do!
Step 3. Pick one Author name that you see a lot, scroll down the list of articles they have, click on a few and see what the average Article views are they're getting. Tip: if they have 100s or 1000s of articles within one niche, you've hit Gold. If they have 10 and the last was submitted a year ago, maybe not.
Step 4. Scroll down to Most Viewed In 90 Days within your category, copy the whole list into Notepad, take note of the article titles and content. These are the type of things people are interested in, so you want to be writing similar content. Click on the number 1 viewed and check how many pageviews this article has had. If it's a huge number in the 5 digits, this is a good niche to get into.
Write one article to model after each of the Top 15 articles under most viewed. Please rewrite in your own words.
Step 5. For more keywords: Go back to the Expert Author you found who has 100s of articles within the niche. Start getting keywords from the article titles - model how they structured the title but don't copy word for word. If the title is "Top 3 Ways to Get a Naturally Huge Penis" change yours to "Top 5 Ways to Get a Naturally Huge Penis"
Step 6. Which leads me to this tip. People want FAST, EASY and SPECIFIC solutions. Make your titles specific, emphasis that their solution can be solved quickly and easily with YOUR solution (your site).
Step 7. Model your resource box after others. Look at 10 different ones, pick the one that you think would get the best CTR.. model it, don't copy.
Where should you send these traffic to?
Step 8. If you have $2 to spare (you should), register a .INFO domain name with one of your keywords. Do a redirect to the affiliate offer you've picked. You can either look it up on Clickbank and pick an offer with high Gravity and at least above $30 payout, or look at what everyone else is promoting.
If after 15 articles you haven't made even ONE sale, go back and look at your stats. WHat is your average pageview? What is your average CTR. How many visitors did you send to the offer.
Some offers convert better than others, but I think 1% conversion rate is the norm. Which means if you send 100 visitors to the offer, 1 should convert into a sale. If it didn't, and I would wait until you at least drive 200 ppl just to be sure, then change the offer and write another 10-15 articles.
You should never be out of ideas as to what to write - there are thousands of articles under ONE category within Ezinearticles, see what others are writing about, change it a bit, get creative. Write and compare your stuff with the best authors on Ezinearticles. Keep doing it until you're making sales consistently!
Once you know your niche converts, take that article approved on Ezinearticles, submit to the following:
While you're waiting for your first batch of articles to be approved - try a different niche with the steps above. Just don't wait around stressing about when those articles are approved because they could take a whole week!
What else can you do after your article is approved?
- Post it on niche related forums.
- Post it to Social Networking sites.
- Turn it into a Press Release.
- Put it on your blog.
- Go to Yahoo Answers, find related questions that you feel your article helps answer, post a link to your article in your response.
- Keep the really good ones on your Computer so you can later use it as content for your Autorespond series when you start building a list.
- Note down the best converting Articles, start building backlinks to those.
I hope this has helped give you some ideas to try.